Designer Spotlight: Danielle from Ravishing Jewelry
I've had the pleasure of exchanging a few words with Danielle Weitzler creator and owner of Ravishing Jewelry. She is a very kind, warm hearted jewelry designer who's always on the go. Despite the fact that she is indeed a busy bee, She still dedicates time to her passion for jewelry.
She sent me a nice gift a few of your were very fond of which was this Egyptian inspired necklace. I absolutely fell in Love with it.
I reached out to her for an interview so enjoy and I would LOVE to hear your feedback.
From there it became a hobby and I made jewelry as gifts for friends and family. Then one day my good friend was like "Danielle why don't you sell your jewelry, you are always giving it away?". To be honest, I never really considered it. It has always been a dream of mine to own my own business, for as long as I can remember. I am also the type of person who never wants to live life wondering what could have been or saying "what if". So I figured I'd give it a shot, I started with jewelry parties and officially became a business in November of 2009.
2. Where do you get your inspiration from?
3. Are you a fan of silver or gold jewelry? why?
Of course I would LOVE to do what I am passionate about as my full time job. Sitting in my studio in a sea of beads, metals and materials....designing and creating jewelry would be heaven. Realistically.... it does not pay the bills. Maybe one day my dream will become a reality, but only time will tell. Being that I have been in the luxury fashion industry for almost 12 years I have gained a tremendous amount of experience that I wouldn't trade for one second, especially now that I have started this jewelry business. I started my career in Merchandising, then Marketing and am now in the Sales and Planning side (forecasting, buying & analysis). So I'd say I know more now then ever what it takes to run a business successfully and the challenges that are faced. I am facing some myself but I know what I have to do.
5. What is your personal favorite piece in your collection? Do you have a preferred birthstone?
Thank you Danielle for your inspiring words and I wish you only the best of luck! I heard from an insider who's seen her line that "Her pieces are only getting better and better"
Danielle also makes custom pieces so feel free to visit her website Ravishing Jewelry and shoot her an email.
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